For only the second time in nearly twenty years, the city of Cincinnati and the Bengals were hosting a playoff game! The Bengal Bomb Squad members began assembling early for our coldest tailgate ever. As usual, we were at the front of the line, waiting for Lot 1 to open for our Who Dey Party!
The Paul Brown Cider and the Bengal Bombs were ready within minutes of pulling into the lot. All that was left was for even more Bengal fans to arrive!
Early arrivals started the party up immediately. Everyone was digging into the hot food ... and staying warm next to one of the tailgate's four heaters!!!
Bengal fans were out in all shapes & size, in all their Orange & Black glory! It was playoff time in the Queen City, and no amount of wind chill would detour the Who Dey faithful!
With warm cocoa in the crock pot, plenty of beer, and plates upon plates of treats from across the NFL Playoff cities, no one suffered from a lack of appetite or new things to try! You never go hungry or thirsty at a Bengal Bomb Squad party!
Tailgaters met new friends, old friends, and fans from all around as at the party! Everyone was busy checking the latest updates for the upcoming game, talking about what surprises the Bengals may have in store for the Jets on that day, and just how to keep warm during the forthcoming chilly time in the stadium.
Say what you will about Bengal fans, but the Bengal Bomb Squad is proud to call each and every one of them friends! They are the real reason that there "Ain't no party like a Who Dey Party!"
As always, Beer Pong was a popular event at the tailgate. It's a surefire way to fire up the tailgate fans, and increase the party levels to new heights! The Bengal Thing and WhoDeyBaby make it a point to challenge all comers!
With windchill keeping the temperature well below zero, tailgaters found all kinds of fun Bengal ways to keep warm. A big THANK YOU goes out to some of our newest members (Jerry & Brennan and the Veerkamps!) for bringing two additional heaters to the party and upping our warmth to four propane heaters! Without a doubt, we were the warmest tailgate on the river!
New friends and old friends came from all over! Family who had never met were introduced! There's something about a playoff game in Cincinnati that just brings out the best in the Orange & Black Who Dey Nation!
And a few things that bring out our weirdest! Always having fun, always smiling, and always enjoying good times with the Bengal Bomb Squad.
We took our group shot slightly earlier than normal, thanks to a visit from the Skyline guy! He chose our tailgate group for a photo to appear on Twitter as the representation for Bengals Playoff Tailgating! Without a doubt, the 2009-2010 season was a BLAST and the Bengal Bomb Squad tailgates were wilder & larger than we ever could have imagined. New friends, old friends, and fans from all over the globe joined up with us and created a season of tailgates that we'll never forget! The Bengal Bomb Squad thanks everyone out there ... and looks forward to doing it again in Lot 1 for the 2010 Bengals's Season!